THE IMPACT OF MOTIVES FOR ENGAGING IN PHYSICAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITY WITHDIFFERENT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Popovski Luka, Milan Naumovski, Miodrag Dadasovic, Natasha Meshkovska

A survey with the main objective to determine the influence of motives for engaging in physical sports activity, attitude to sport, socially perceived support from friends and family of students with different levels of physical activity was conducted on a sample of 749 subjects aged 11 to 14 years, divided into two sub-samples- 349 male respondents and 391 female respondents. In order to realize the objectives of the research the first and second sub-sample is divided into two specific groups depending on whether students are engaged or not in organized sports. The motives for physical activity are estimated using the scale Behavior Regulation Exercise Questionnaire (BREQ) and Motives For Physical Activity Measure - Revised (MPAM-R), while the attitude towards the sport is valued with Kneer inventory of positions. The Differences are processed by using multivariant and univariant analysis of variance (ANOVA and MANOVA). From the obtained results it can be concluded that girls of middle school age which have different degree of physical activity show higher values in most variables which are used to assess the degree of the autonomous motivation towards physical-sport activity. The greatest differences are defined in an internal regulator - intrinsic motivation, autonomous index of the strength of self-regulation motivation to physical activity, which is a construct of the internal motivation theory. The boys from middle school age which have recommended physical activity show higher values in all seven variables which are used to assess the degree of motivation towards physical-sport activity. The greatest differences are defined in the variables which are constructs of internal motivation theory.

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